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Antique Corral in Cortez accused of selling racist products

Replicas of historical signs depicting racial inequality at the Antique Corral south of Cortez have triggered a wave of controversy on social media. The reproduced signs represent relics of the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

At listening session, attendees say racism is rampant in Durango

It’s not easy to live in Durango – but for people of color, it’s frightening. That was the message shared Thursday by community members who met to discuss racism in Durango with the Community...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mentor to students of color steps down from El Centro

When Shirena Trujillo Long started 15 years ago as the coordinator of El Centro de Muchos Colores at Fort Lewis College, she was tasked with helping to recruit and retain Hispanic students, an...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

District attorney targets hate crimes in Southwest Colorado

Editor’s note : This story contains offensive language. By Jonathan Romeo Herald Staff Writer Hate crimes are down nationwide but went up 16% in Colorado from 2017 to 2018 – and La Plata County is...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wedding cake case caused turmoil for Colorado rights panel

DENVER – A Colorado baker’s insistence that his religious beliefs justified his refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple created trouble for the state’s civil rights commission long before...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Judge rules landlord discriminated against same-sex couple

DENVER — A Colorado federal judge has ruled that a landlord who refused to rent property to a same-sex couple over concerns about their relationship was in violation of state and federal laws. The...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Dems push bill to prohibit internment on state lands

DENVER – With unease around the nation as campaign promises from President Donald Trump begin to materialize, Democratic lawmakers in Colorado took steps Thursday to ensure the state does not...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Supreme Court upends all-white jury verdict, death sentence

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court upended the conviction and death sentence of a black Georgia man Monday because prosecutors violated the Constitution by excluding African-Americans from the...

DATE: May 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Baker must serve same-sex couple

DENVER – The Colorado Supreme Court refused Monday to take up the case of a suburban Denver baker who would not make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, letting stand a lower court’s ruling that...

DATE: April 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

A home away from home

FORT MORGAN – For the last decade, Somali refugees have flocked to this conservative farm town on Colorado’s eastern plains. They’ve started a small halal mini-market and a restaurant, sent their...

DATE: March 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Women’s Resource Center combating gender bias

When it comes to women succeeding at work, the way they communicate can make or break an interview and determine how far they can climb the management ladder. Nationally, gender inequality at the...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Groups oppose ‘right to discriminate’ laws

DENVER – A coalition of Colorado business owners, faith leaders and community groups is urging lawmakers to oppose legislation the coalition says will legalize discrimination in the state. House...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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